Spring Has Sprung

Stampin Up, Pals Blog Hop, Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring Spring or Spring related projects. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

When I think of Spring, the first two things that come to mind are Easter and Spring flowers. For today’s Spring Has Sprung projects, I chose Easter. I have this beautiful collection of Amana Easter Eggs, I continue to add to from year-to-year.

At the start of Lent, I bring the basket up from the cool darkness of our basement and enjoy this Easter Egg collection though the season of Lent and the Easter holiday.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these special Easter eggs for their vibrant, marbled colors. It’s this vibrant color I chose to bring out in today’s card project. Haven’t heard of these special eggs, you can find many pictures on Pinterest or through a Google search for Amana Easter Eggs. Here is a picture of a small portion of my collection. I added two and a half dozen new eggs to my collection this year.

Stampin Up, Amana Easter Eggs Provide Card Inspiration, Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

For my Easter card, I wanted a white basket to match the white basket featured in my photo. This was the first basket I filled with these precious Easter eggs. I also wanted to use our new Watercolor Pencils to create the vibrant color for this card and the eggs. Take a look and see what you think.

Stampin Up, CAS, Easter Card, Basket Bunch Stamp Set, Basket Builder Framelits Dies, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, Watercolor Pencils, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

The full list of supplies used to create this card is located at the bottom of my post below the Blog Hop Line-Up and includes among other items the Basket Bunch Bundle, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack, and Watercolor Pencils. The inside of the card is stamped with the “Happy Easter” sentiment from the Easter Message stamp set.

Of course, this post would not be complete without sweetening the deal by adding a few chocolate Easter eggs. This time of year you can find one of my favorite Easter treats, Dove’s Milk Chocolate Coconut Creme Eggs. Hope you enjoy these calorie-free chocolate treats.

Stampin Up, CAS, Easter Card, Easter Favor, Basket Bunch Stamp Set, Basket Builder Framelits Dies, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, Watercolor Pencils, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Aren’t they just adorable and yummy at the same time? I also water-colored the Chocolate Bunnies in Early Espresso. What is your favorite Easter candy? My husband LOVES Jelly Beans this time of year and eats them by the bagful. Leave me a comment below and let me know your favorite sweet treat this time of year.

Stampin Up, Easter Favors, Basket Bunch Stamp Set, Basket Builder Framelits Dies, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, Watercolor Pencils, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

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Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blessings,

Lynn

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

Supplies used to create today’s projects (pick and choose products as necessary):

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CASE The Catty

Stampin Up, Pals Blog Hop, Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month, we are CASE’ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration from which to choose. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Not sure what CASE means? Well, I’ve seen this defined a couple of ways: Copy and Share Everything, and Copy and Selectively Edit.

I’ve chosen one of my most favorite projects from the 2017 Occasions catalog. The card can be found on page 42 and is made with a die and stamp from the Special Reason Bundle. This card is super quick and easy to re-create, as well as very versatile! Rather than use the same Designer Series Paper (DSP) used in the Occasions catalog sample, I chose some of my favorite patterned Designer Series Papers from the Annual catalog. Take a look at my first CASE’d sample made using paper from the Blooms & Bliss DSP pack featuring Island Indigo and Mint Macaron.

Stampin Up, CAS, Birthday Card, Special Reason Bundle, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

My next CASE’d version uses another patterned paper from the Blooms & Bliss DSP pack using the colors Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum.

Stampin Up, CAS, Birthday Card, Special Reason Bundle, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

And, my last version of this card uses paper from the Floral Boutique DSP pack in Night of Navy and Whisper White. Take a look.

Stampin Up, CAS, Birthday Card, Special Reason Bundle, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

These are standard A2 cards (5.5″ x 4.25″). Cut base cardstock 8.5″ x 5.5″ scoring 8.5″ side at 4.25″ then fold in half on score line. I used Shimmery White cardstock cut 2.75″ wide and 3.75″ tall to cut out the die-cut flower using the largest flower in the Stylish Stems Framellits Dies set. The sentiment is stamped on a 3″ x 0.5″ piece of coordinating cardstock. Each card uses a 14″ piece of Linen Thread tied in a bow and Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the shimmery white piece.

Hope you have enjoyed the inspiration I prepared for you today! These are very easy cards to make and assemble. And, they assemble quickly. The stamp set in the Special Reason Bundle contains several sentiments such as Birthday, Friendship, and Congratulations which make the stamp set pretty versatile on its own.

Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of today’s CASE’d cards and what your favorite set is in the 2017 Occasions catalog. I love reading your feedback! Like my projects today? Please consider following my Beyond Beaches & Blessings blog, if you don’t already, by clicking on the Follow Me Now button to the right and providing your email address.

Thanks for visiting! To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blessings,

Lynn

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  9. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  11. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  12. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  19. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  20. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  23. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme

Supplies used in today’s cards (pick and choose products as necessary):

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Sunshine Wishes & Valentines

Today, I am sharing a Valentine’s card I created for this week’s Global Design Project Challenge GDP072. Below is the picture of the card inspiration by Designer, Krista Frattin, we are using to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit). Additional details on this challenge can be found here.

#GDP072

Before I show you the card I submitted for my #GDP072 entry, I want to share the first version of this card with you, with no added embellishment. I think you’ll find this card quick and easy to create. Take a look.

Stampin Up, CAS, Valentine Card, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

I created these cards by combining patterned paper from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, along with Real Red and Basic Black Cardstock and Red Glimmer Paper. Keep in mind, you could also use Real Red for the die cut heart rather than the glimmer paper.

The next version of this card is my Global Design Project entry. To the above version, I added a piece of Real Red ribbon from the Sending Love Combo Ribbon Pack.

Stampin Up, CAS, Valentine Card, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings #GDP072

To create these cards, cut a 5.5″ x 8.5″ piece of Real Red cardstock, score 8.5″ side at 4.25″ then fold in half. Cut a 3″ x 3″ piece of patterned paper from the DSP pack and a 2″ x 4.25″ piece of patterned paper from the DSP pack. Cut a 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Basic Black cardstock. Using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, die cut the Heart (from Red Glimmer Paper or Real Red cardstock) and the word “love” from Basic Black cardstock.

Then, if you wish, add some embellishment, such as a piece of ribbon or rhinestones. Speaking of rhinestones, to the final version of today’s card  I added three rhinestones from the Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack. Check out this final version in the picture below.

Stampin Up, CAS, Valentine Card, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

And finally, one last photo of the two embellished cards side-by-side.

Stampin Up, CAS, Valentine Card, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Need more Valentine’s inspiration? Check out these additional blog posts for more ideas, Sending Love is So Sweet, Be My Valentine, and From the Heart.

So, which version of this card would you create? Is there anything you would do differently or change? Leave me a comment below and share your feedback with me.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Blessings,

Lynn

Supplies used to create all three versions (pick and choose the products for the card version you’re interested in CASEing, less any products you may already have on hand):

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Sending Love is So Sweet

Let’s take a stroll down Memory Lane today. Remember Valentine’s Day back when you were in Elementary School? We’d decorate Valentine boxes on our own at home and then on that special day we’d bring our decorated box to School so our classmates could deliver their Valentine to each of us. What were your School traditions around Valentine’s Day?

Back in those days, I remember it was always the night before our classroom Valentine’s Party that I’d be making out my Valentine’s, carefully signing my name, inserting candy, then sealing and addressing the envelope. Today, it is still just as much fun to create and send those you care about a special Valentine card. It’s also fun to share a Valentine’s candy gift with others.

I’m sure it’s no surprise, I have another Valentine card idea to share. I created this card using products from the Sending Love Suite of products from the 2017 Occasions Catalog along with the Large Letters Framelits which are fast becoming one of my favorite die sets from our 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. I have a lengthy list of card inspiration to create using the Large Letters Framelits and hope to share more with you as this year progresses. Take a look at today’s Valentine card.  This card was simple to create and assemble.

Stampin Up, CAS, Valentine Card, Sealed With Love Bundle, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Supplies used to create the front of this card include: Real Red cardstock (cut 5.5″ x 8.5″; folded in half), Whisper White cardstock (cut 5.5″ x 3.25″ and for stitched circle), Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack patterned paper (for letters and scalloped circle), Sealed with Love Bundle, Layering Circle Framelits, and the Stitched Shapes Framelits which are available again for purchase. By the way, I finished off the inside of the card with Whisper White cardstock (cut 4″ x 5.25″) and a cluster of the four hearts adhered in the lower left-hand corner. Looking for some Valentine treat giving ideas, check out these blog posts, Be My Valentine, and From the Heart.

Remember, the 2017 Occasions Catalog and Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration event are in full swing! If you plan to place your next order through me and need copies of these catalogs, please request them here. Find out what it means to be a Beyond Beaches & Blessings Preferred Customer here, and check out my Starfish Rewards program for my frequent shoppers to see how you can earn a FREE stamp set. For orders under $150 placed through my online shopping site, be sure to use my exclusive Host Code each month to receive a FREE perk as my “thank you” to you for your order.

Leave me some feedback below by sharing your Valentine’s traditions in Elementary School and let me know what you think of today’s card. I look forward to reading your comments. If you have not yet subscribed to my blog, click on the Follow Me Now button to the right and provide your email address.

Blessings,

Lynn

Supplies used in today’s card:

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Be My Valentine

I love Valentine’s Day. It’s such a wonderful day to let everyone know you how much you love and care for them. And, as you know, I LOVE to make little gifts to give away to others. So, this post is all about these cute little Tic Tac covers for Valentine’s gifts. But first, I have to share with you the cute Valentine Tic Tac’s I saw while grocery shopping yesterday. Couldn’t help but pick up a few of these to give away.  Take a look.

Stampin Up, Tac Tac Gifts, Designed by Demo Lynn Tague. For more cards and gifts visit BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com, #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

This past Saturday, I received my January Paper Pumpkin kit. The January kit is called “Adorning Arrows” and guess what? You’ll see one of the cute Paper Pumpkin Valentine’s treat bags in the picture below and a package of Tic Tacs fit perfectly in the January Paper Pumpkin treat bags, too.

Here are the cute little Valentine wrappers I created for Tic Tacs. Can you tell what element in the same in all three of the ideas?

Stampin Up, Valentine Treat Bag, January 2017 Paper Pumpkin, Sending Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack, Sealed with Love Bundle, Sending Love Suite, Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Designed by Demo Lynn Tague. More cards and gift ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com, #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Have you figured out what is the same with each of the three treat bags or wrappers? I love the stamp set included in the January Paper Pumpkin kit. I used the “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment from this set for each of these. Now, what’s different about the two on the outside? Take another look. Look closely. Did you spot the difference in ribbon color and the patterned paper? Leave me a comment and let me know. January’s Paper Pumpkin project, the treat bags, is featured in the center of the three gift items in the photo.

For the Tic Tac wrappers I cut a piece from Real Red cardstock measuring 5-5/16″ x 2-13/16″ (sorry about the 1/16th of an inch). Score along the 5-5/16″ side at 11/16″, 2-1/2″, 3-3/16″, and 5″. Place Tear and Tape on the 5/16″ strip and adhere to form rectangle. Tie ribbon around Tic Tac container, so when you lift up on bow, it lifts the Tic Tac container from the wrapper. Insert container with bow into wrapper and decorate wrapper.

During Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31), you can get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a 3-month pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription which costs $55 during Sale-A-Bration. Check out Paper Pumpkin here.

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Thank you for stopping by today.

Blessings,

Lynn

Supplies used in today’s projects:

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From the Heart

Stampin Up, Pals Blog Hop, Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month our projects showcase themes that are “from the heart.” This includes any of the following themes… Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and/or Sympathy. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full line-up will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

This month I am featuring the new Sealed with Love Photopolymer Bundle from the new 2017 Occasions catalog creating a Valentine’s Day card and matching treat bag. I designed two versions of the Valentine’s Day card; one using the Layering Circles Framelits along with a Stitched Circle, and one using the Layering Squares Framelits along with a Stitched Square. You can easily use the Layering Framelits for both the Real Red and the Whisper White pieces on the card, if you don’t have the Stitched Shapes Framelits set. Each of the cards also feature five of the printed papers from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (LOVE this paper stack for Valentine’s Day cards and treats). The supplies used in these projects are listed at the bottom of my post.

My favorite Valentine’s Day candy – Cinnamon Hearts. So, I filled a 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag with Gimbal’s Cinnamon Lovers chewy hearts. This is a great time to be thinking about Valentine cards and small gifts to give to family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and teachers for Valentine’s Day, and getting them made and ready for giving. Take a look!

Stampin Up, Valentine Card, Cinnamon Hearts Treat Bag, Sealed With Love Bundle, Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Stampin Up, Valentine Card, Cinnamon Hearts Treat Bag, Sealed With Love Bundle, Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

What is your favorite Valentine candy? And, which version of this card design do you like best? Let me know by leaving me a comment below. If you don’t already follow my blog, I encourage you to do so by clicking on the Follow Me Now button to subscribe. You’ll then be sent an e-mail to confirm your subscription to my blog, once confirmed you’ll be notified by e-mail each time I publish a new post.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up: 

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  7. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

Blessings,

Lynn

Supplies used in my From the Heart projects include the following:

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Dragonfly Dreams & More

Welcome! Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the year with the new 2017 Occasions catalog and the special FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with every $50 purchase products!

I just love the new Dragonfly Dreams Bundle consisting of the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (on page 26 of the new 2017 Occasions catalog). And, as promised, today’s project features supplies used from both notepad projects from my It’s a New Year with New Products post. If you missed the first two notepad projects, visit my post to get all the details.

This project is made using the Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, Large Letters Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (available again with the release of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog), along with Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay Cardstock and Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper. The notepad (purchased at Target) measures 4″ x 6″ and the gift box for the pen measures 6″ x 5/8″ x 5/8″ and is tied with 1/8″ Silver Ribbon. I die cut the dragonflies from the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper. The shimmer makes the notepad cover pop!

StampinUp, CAS, Note Pad with Pen, made with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper DSP, Stitched Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gift ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

The cardstock for the gift box is cut 3″ x 7-7/8″ and scored along the 3″ side at 5/8″, 1-1/4″ 1-7/8″, and 2-1/2″ (last 1/2″ is the piece that gets adhered to inside of box). The 7-7/8″ side get scored at 5/8″, 6-5/8″ and 7-1/4″. Put strong adhesive (like Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape) across the bottom 6″ long 1/2″ wide snipped strip on top side in image below. Then put strong tape/adhesive on the four tabs on the Left in the template image below; adhesive goes on top of the snipped/trimmed pieces and on the underside of the one left square. No adhesive on the tabs on right side of image as these tabs just fold/tuck in to complete the opening end of the box. Here is a picture of the cutting template to assist you with snipping, adhesive, and folding.

StampinUp, 3D, Template for Gift Box for PenGem Pen, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gift ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Don’t you just love the look of the personalized monogram? Think of all the possibilities in stationery type gifts you can make using the oval, square, and circle layer dies and other dies from the new Occasions catalog or Annual catalog, along with the Large Letters Framelits. Do you have some fun ideas you’re thinking of using to CASE this project? Leave me some feedback in the comment section below and share your ideas with me.

And, the SUPER COOL pens I’ve been collecting and giving as gifts, here’s the scoop! I have been purchasing my pens from PenGems. You can use this referral link to get 10% off your first purchase. Check them out! My gift box fits the clear pen boxes PenGems packages their pens in perfectly! Enjoy!

Finally, if you are planning to spend more than $100 on your Stampin’ Up! order with the launch of our new Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration mini catalog, you should consider purchasing all that product via the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit (a.k.a. The Ultimate Bundle) as you will get up to $125 worth of merchandise (PLUS 2 additional free stamp sets of your choice which could add up to $104 more in product value) for only $99 + tax. The shipping is FREE and the business supplies (optional to use) are FREE, too! Plus you’d get to become a part of my fabulous community of stamping Beachcombers. Contact me with any questions you may have and I’ll fill you in on all the details of this special offer!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Blessings,

Lynn

Supplies used in these projects include:

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